Coffee Mug - 7 Species. Armenian Ceramic
Height: 3.9" / 10 cm
This gorgeous ceramic mug features a decorative motif of the "Seven Species of Israel" - wheat, barley, pomegranates, dates, figs, olives, and grapes. Keep it on the mantel as a decoration, or take it down and enjoy it.
The Armenian community in Jerusalem goes back to the 5th century and they occupy one of the 4 quarters of the Old City, a distinct neighborhood within its walls. For thousands of years it has been the world center for these colorfully and richly designed works of art.
Each individual item is hand made with ceramic clay. Once complete it is placed in an oven at temp. 1000°C until hardened.
Each piece is then hand painted using metallic and oxidized paint in order to keep its natural color.
Again it is returned to the oven at the same temperature and finished with fine glazing.